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2013 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy

The venerable 2013 vintage of the Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive represents a resplendent chapter in the illustrious annals of Burgundian viticulture. This much-lauded year yielded wines that underscore the perilous tightrope walk between nature’s inclemency and viticultural artistry—a walk Domaine Leflaive traverses with aplomb.


Rigorous Selection: The Heartbeat of Quality

Against the backdrop of a temperamental season—marked by a damp, cool spring and hailstorms—the deep-rooted venerability of the Chevalier Montrachet vines was an ally, ensuring resilience. Rigorous grape selection at Domaine Leflaive was paramount, resulting in a harvest that celebrates purity and concentration.


The Tapestry of 2013: Textures and Aromas

Bearing witness to its compelling provenance, the 2013 Chevalier Montrachet entrances the olfactory senses with an intricate interplay of fragrances—from honeysuckle to citrus zest, with a hint of flinty minerality whispering tales of its distinguished terroir. On the palate, this white Burgundy is nothing short of orchestral—its textures resonant with controlled power and finesse. Lemon confit merges with crushed stones, and a subtle undercurrent of oak provides warmth and complexity without overshadowing the wine’s native purity. A persistent finish completes the narrative arc, echoing the wine’s elegance and depth.

As a fine wine investment, the 2013 vintage presents savvy collectors with an exquisite opportunity. Noted for its balance and structure, this expression offers both immediate gratification for those who wish to indulge and promising potential for those whose cellars are canvases for patience.

To encapsulate, the 2013 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive is an eloquent testament to a challenging year triumphantly harnessed. It stands as one of nature's rare gifts—an investment-grade masterpiece designed not only to captivate with its current grace but also to appreciate with the dignity of years.

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The 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières reveals a nuanced bouquet of citrus oil, crisp yellow orchard fruit, nutmeg and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a tensile, mineral profile. It isn't as profoundly multidimensional or satiny as Lafon's superb Charmes, but it's a classy and incipiently complex Perrières that ranks as one of the vintage's best.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 31 October 2018

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